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This catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition Cy Twombly. June 8 – September 29, 2017 at Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich.
Cy Twombly’s deeply empathic art reflects his extraordinary sensitivity to the elegiac, the epic, and the dramatic. From the very beginning, his artworks have gently extended the classic genres, moulding them beyond their underlying concepts: the markings he applies are not mere signs, but condense to form pictorial gestures, his color tones merge into visual accords, the words he includes are more than just written characters, for they turn into lines of vibrant emotions. Cy Twombly was one of the most distinguished artists of the twentieth century, and the last master to leave an oeuvre rich of mysterious signs of hazy scribbles and enigmatic scrolls. They evoke a timeless beauty, a sadness and evanescence which – bridging the old and the new – always includes a deep sense of humanity and idealism.
This year we celebrate 40 years of Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG. Since almost the beginning, Cy was not only the most outstanding artist of the gallery, but also a true friend who opened – in the most noble way – his world, his ideas and his beliefs up to us. He left behind an incredible legacy that we – still in the land of the living – are duty-bound to appreciate and to praise, and to pass on to future generations.
Our publication is dedicated to this miraculous artist and to the memory of Thomas, another magic man who started this business 40 years ago. We miss you both dearly!
Cy Twombly. Anatomie aus Licht und Meer, Anatomy out of light and the sea. Text by Heiner Bastian. Published by Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich, 2017 48 pages, fully illustrated. German / English edition.